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Academic Advising and Student Responsibility

The Faculty of Health considers academic advising an important responsibility. The term academic advising covers a number of complementary functions related to assisting students, such as:

  • selecting courses;
  • ascertaining whether students are meeting academic regulations;
  • planning for students' academic future both before and after graduation.

These functions may vary in their significance to students at different times of the academic year and at different points in students' academic careers.

Advising students is a shared responsibility between Faculty of Health schools and departments and the Office of Student and Academic Services. Students should contact these offices throughout the year for advice and information related to their academic career including academic performance, degree programs and requirements.

Student Responsibility

Every effort is made to ensure that students in the Faculty of Health have access to sound information and individual advice and guidance. Within this context, and within the framework of Faculty and program regulations, students are responsible for making choices regarding courses and programs. Students should take special care to:

  • ensure the courses they choose meet all requirements for graduation;
  • ensure the courses they choose meet prerequisites and are not exclusions or equivalents of other courses already taken;
  • ensure the times of the courses they choose do not conflict with other courses;
  • ensure the accuracy of their registration records, including all changes;
  • note and observe deadlines and procedures, especially deadlines for adding and dropping courses;
  • keep informed about their academic progress, including performance in individual courses;
  • ensure full documentation is provided in support of petitions and other requests for special consideration.